Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 15, 2016

“My hope is that there can be a peaceful, passionate dialogue between city government, the police department and the community and other organizations. … We want to be preventative of anything happening.”

— The Rev. Anthony Smith, pastor, Mission House, after U.S. police shootings

and attacks on police

“One of the disturbing things to me is the polarization, that you either have to be on the side of police or on the side of young black men. I’m on the side of both and I believe it has to be this way.”

— Bishop Timothy Smith, N.C. Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on unrest after week of violence

“From the time you’re born, to when you’re married, when you buy property, your military discharges, to the time you die, it’s all in the Register of Deeds office.”

— John Brindle, Rowan County Register of Deeds, after the office digitized all its records

“I forgive you from the bottom of my heart. I’m not angry. … It’s because of Him
(Jesus) I can say I truly forgive you.”

— Maryann Kauffman, widow of Marcus Kauffman, at the sentencing hearing for Khari McClelland, sentenced this week to life in prison for killing Marcus

“I am sorry. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”

— Khari McClelland, in court, addressing the family of the man he killed

“We’re here to be a part of the community. Honestly, the sooner (the license) gets
approved the better, because then we have to start our investment.”

— Kristina Johnson,  CEO, Cube Hydro, on the startup’s pending purchase of Alcoa’s Yadkin River dams